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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Tolerance

There is potential for tolerance.
A major issue is that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be abused (with potential for addiction).

In brief: Tolerance

There is potential for tolerance.
A major issue is that Ritalin (methylphenidate) can be abused (with potential for addiction).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance.
Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc.

In brief: Yes

Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance.
Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be if

If being used for the wrong purpose.

In brief: Can be if

If being used for the wrong purpose.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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